Neat kit, I recall as a child visiting a neighbor in Charles City, Iowa must have been 1983 or so; anyway this older gentleman had one of these wood Strombecker kits on a shelf I was instantly mesmerized by it!

Neat to see you picked one up Santiago, back in those days money seemed harder to come by, electric trains were expense in comparison I suppose. 

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Erik C Lindgren posted:

Neat kit, I recall as a child visiting a neighbor in Charles City, Iowa must have been 1983 or so; anyway this older gentleman had one of these wood Strombecker kits on a shelf I was instantly mesmerized by it!

Neat to see you picked one up Santiago, back in those days money seemed harder to come by, electric trains were expense in comparison I suppose. 

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Erik,

I have this Stromberg Kit.  One of my TCA Division friends has a wall of nothing by Stromberg.  Very interesting trains and maybe I'll get around to building mine someday!

Jonathan

 

Frank McCabe posted:
SANTIAGOP23 posted:

Some people may be wondering about the “missing” builders plate and Front mark in the engineers side. This is absolutely CORRECT for as delivered engines! 

Yes, everyone should be aware that the TAs were built by “Electromotive Corporation” before it was bought by General Motors. 

Hi All,

 I misspoke with my comment above.  The TAs were built in 1937 in the new Electro Motive Division plant in La Grange, IL which was after General Motors had purchased the Electro-Motive Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.  However, the TAs did use the Winton prime mover which was designed by EMC prior to the purchase by GM.  Sorry for the misinformation.

Frank McCabe

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